Category Archives: DET-A Book Authors

Col Warner D. “Rocky” Farr Book: The Death of the Golden Hour and the Return of the Future Guerrilla Hospital

Former Detachment “A” member Colonel Warner D. “Rocky” Farr has just published a book entitled “The Death of the Golden Hour and the Return of the Future Guerrilla Hospital”. 

Rocky served as a medic on Team 3 in Detachment “A” in the 1971-1972 time frame serving with Team 3 Commander Hermann Adler Commander and Bob Charest Team Sergeant.

Colonel Farr has a long and highly distinguished career in Special Forces with sterling professional credentials including  BSMT, MD, MPH, MSS, FACP, FAsMA, Associate Clinical Professor of Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Aerospace Medicine Specialist.  He is also a Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment.

Click here view his book and professional biography.

 

‘Special Forces Berlin…’ Author Jim “Styk” Stejskal on C-Span 3

Styk on C-Span

Jim “Styk” made a presentation on C-Span 3 (History)  to talk about his book and the unit:   Styk’s C-Span 3 (History) Presentation

Book Overview

“Jim “Styk” Stejskal’s  book, Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite, 1956–1990 .

Highly classified until only recently, two U.S. Army Special Forces detachments were stationed far behind the Iron Curtain in West Berlin during the Cold War. The units’ existence and missions were protected by cover stories, their operations were secret.

The massive armies of the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies posed a huge threat to the nations of Western Europe. US military planners decided they needed a plan to slow the juggernaut they expected when and if a war began. The plan was Special Forces Berlin. The first 40 men who came to Berlin in mid-1956 were soon reinforced by 60 more and these 100 soldiers (and their successors) would stand ready to go to war at only two hours’ notice, in a hostile area occupied by nearly one million Warsaw Pact forces, until 1990.

Their mission should hostilities commence was to wreak havoc behind enemy lines, and buy time for vastly outnumbered NATO forces to conduct a breakout from the city. In reality it was an ambitious and extremely dangerous mission, even suicidal. Highly trained and fluent in German, each man was allocated a specific area. They were skilled in clandestine operations, sabotage, intelligence tradecraft and able to act as independent operators, blending into the local population and working unseen in a city awash with spies looking for information on their every move.

Special Forces Berlin was a one of a kind unit that had no parallel. It left a legacy of a new type of soldier expert in unconventional warfare, one that was sought after for missions such as the attempted rescue of American hostages from Tehran in 1979. With the U.S. government officially acknowledging their existence in 2014, their incredible story can now be told.


Styk is also the author of the book  The Horns Of The Beast: The Swakop River Campaign & World War I In South West Africa, published by By Helion & Company.

The book,tells the story of the South African Army in its first foreign operations and the German Schutztruppe’s defense of their colony, German South West Africa, during World War I from 1914-1915. It will be available on Amazon this month.

Styk lived in Namibia from 2010 to 2013 and researched the history and battle sites on the ground. He used primary sources, along with accurate maps and charts of the battles, to shed new light on General Botha’s strategy and his opponent’s defense.

Dieter Protsch Book

Dieter Protsch is currently on a book tour for his book Be All You Can Be:  From a Hitler Youth in WWII to a US Army Green Beret.  Profits to be used for purchases of pre-paid phone cards for troops oversees.

Memoirs cover the life of an immigrant from his youth in Berlin, Germany, experiencing World War II to his later immigration to the United States and service in the US Army and Special Forces, the Green Berets.

The book covers his experiences as a member of the “Jungvolk” and Hitler Youth during Air Raids in Berlin, evacuation of the family without a father to the East, life on a Trek from the Polish border back to Berlin and combat against the Russian Army. Following the loss of WWII it describes life under Soviet Occupation, bare survival and later flight to freedom from East Germany to West Germany.

 

DET-A Book Authors

 Former Detachment “A” member Colonel Warner D. “Rocky” Farr has just published a book entitled “The Death of the Golden Hour and the Return of the Future Guerrilla Hospital”. 

Rocky served as a medic on Team 3 in Detachment “A” in the 1971-1972 time frame serving with Team 3 Commander Hermann Adler Commander and Bob Charest Team Sergeant.

Colonel Farr has a long and highly distinguished career in Special Forces with sterling professional credentials including  BSMT, MD, MPH, MSS, FACP, FAsMA, Associate Clinical Professor of Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, Associate Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine, Aerospace Medicine Specialist.  He is also a Distinguished Member of the Special Forces Regiment.

Click here view his book and professional biography.


ProtschBook

Dieter Protsch has published  Be All You Can Be:  From a Hitler Youth in WWII to a US Army Green Beret.  Profits to be used for purchases of pre-paid phone cards for troops oversees.

 


ShachnowBook

 MG(Ret) Sidney Shachnow – former Detachment(A) Commander is the  author of the best seller “Hope and Honor” . 

 


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The Autumn Man by Albert Slugocki

Albert Slugocki has recently wrote and published the book The Autumn Man.  Included in its contents is his assignment as Team Det-A, and off duty personal life – 1964/1966.  Pay particular attention to Chapter #10,  titled Berlin – The Good Life.

 


StejskalBookFormer Det A member James “Styk” Stejskal’s new book has just been published By Helion & Company. The book, The Horns Of The Beast: The Swakop River Campaign & World War I In South West Africa, tells the story of the South African Army in its first foreign operations and the German Schutztruppe’s defense of their colony, German South West Africa, during World War I from 1914-1915. It will be available on Amazon this month.

Styk lived in Namibia from 2010 to 2013 and researched the history and battle sites on the ground. He used primary sources, along with accurate maps and charts of the battles, to shed new light on General Botha’s strategy and his opponent’s defense. He is currently working on a new book about US Army Special Forces in Berlin, which is scheduled to be published in Fall of 2015.

Product DetailsJames Stejskal’s also wrote, Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold War Operations of the US Army’s Elite, 1956–1990 has been released for publication as of 17 February 2017.